GameFocus writes: "The tension behind the Left 4 Dead games has been pretty palpable over the last few months. I'm not talking about the in game action, (which I'll get to), but moreso the controversy caused by the announcement of a sequel less than one year after the original was released. There was talks of boycotts from fans that felt Valve were abandoning the original game too soon, as well as problems with a certain ratings board. In spite of all this, Valve have stuck with their guns, telling people to just wait and see. That wait is officially over, and we finally have Left 4 Dead 2 in our hot little hands. Have Valve proved the naysayers wrong, or is this just another sequel that's been pumped out too fast at the expense of the previous game."